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A Venom Dark and Sweet: The Book of Tea, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Satisfying fantasy sequel keeps up the magic and intrigue.

Book Judy I. Lin Fantasy 2022
Illustration of a teen looking up surrounded by colorful, swirling, ominous snakes.

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This is a unique and vividly realized magical fantasy sequel set in an intriguing and well-developed world. A Venom Dark and Sweet continues the story with elements of political intrigue, family, friendship, and the nature of evil and more in a compelling way that keeps the pages turning.

Romance fans may be disappointed that it's mostly taken a back seat in this final installment. Teens will root for Ning as she pushes herself beyond what she thought she was capable of in order to save the people and the world she loves. The ending is hopeful and satisfying.

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